Each year CIRANO identifies a thematic which will structure part of the scientific animation. Aligned with our strategic plan, the chosen thematic for 2019-2020 is: Digital transformation and AI.
This thematic will allow for the exploration of current issues such as the effects of digital transformation on employment and training, and the transformation of private and public organizations.
Our 2019-2020 research programming will adopt this thematic by organizing several activities and conferences on that subject. CIRANO’s products, Le Québec Économique, CIRANO’s Barometer and Mondo International will also adhere to this thematic.
The 9th edition of Le Québec économique will cover this thematic and will be structured around research projects stemming from the Pôle CIRANO sur les impacts socio-économiques de l’innovation numérique et de l’IA.
Apart from the general questions raised in CIRANO’s Barometer, a specific case study on the concerns of Quebeckers in regards to the issues of AI will be undertaken for the second year in a row in 2019, and will not only be the subject of a chapter in Le Québec Économique 2019 but will also give rise to conferences with partners and other relevant stakeholders in Québec.
The site of Mondo International will present data concerning, for example, investments in research and development, number of patents in AI in different countries, etc. This will allow for a comparison of Québec and Canada data with the rest of the OECD countries as a first step, and the rest of the world as a second step.